John Hughes: A Life In Film: The Genius Behind The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Home Alone by Kirk Honeycutt
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Overview: "I stumbled into this business, I didn’t train for it. I yelled "Action!" on my first two movies before the camera was turned on." – John HughesJohn Hughes wrote 46 movies, produced 23, and directed 8. He never went to film school, never spent time studying film and its history, but was unusually adept in three key areas – writing, directing and producing.
Classics like Mr. Mom; Sixteen Candles; The Breakfast Club; European Vacation; Weird Science; Pretty in Pink; Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Planes, Trains, and Automobiles; Uncle Buck; Christmas Vacation; Home Alone; and Beethoven will forever live on in the history of film. Launching the careers of Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, and James Spader, and working with greats like John Candy and Chevy Chase, John Hughes’s influence can still be felt today.John Hughes: A Life in Film, by Kirk Honeycutt, former chief film critic at The Hollywood Reporter, is the first complete illustrated tribute to the legendary writer and director, and includes fresh interviews with Judd Nelson, Matthew Broderick, Christopher Columbus, Steve Martin, and more.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs